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Over the last week, New Yorkers marked the one-year anniversary of Eric Garner’s chokehold death with over a dozen events and actions across the city, from banner drops, to rallies with victims of police violence from around the country, to a march with over 1,000 people leading to dozens of arrests. The actions kicked off […]

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Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who choked Eric Garner to death last year, has two on-duty cops parked in front of his house at all times to protect him because he received at least one death threat, the Daily News reports. In an affidavit presented in court Wednesday, Pantaleo requested that Supreme Court Judge Alice […]

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A three-judge panel will convene in Brooklyn today to hear arguments appealing to unseal the grand jury verdict that failed to charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner last year, NY1 reports. On March 19, Staten Island judge William E. Garnett determined that there was no “compelling” reason to unseal the records. […]

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I Quant NY took a closer look at the public data the NYPD released on moving violations issued during the slowdown that took place in December of last year and January of this year. Offenses under the rubric of “moving violations” were one of many that police enforced less during the slowdown, and I Quant […]

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The Civilian Complaint Review Board, New York City government’s ombudsmen for citizens who claim to have been mistreated by police, released its annual report for 2014 on Thursday. Some notable findings include a high number of complaints about police putting people in chokeholds and filing false official statements. In July of 2014, Officer Daniel Pantaleo […]

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The New York Civil Liberties Union will file an appeal of a Staten Island judge’s decision to not release the transcripts from the Eric Garner grand jury decision, according to a press release. Since December, the NYCLU has been asking for the release of the transcript of the proceedings and the instructions and evidence presented […]

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A bill that would enable the state attorney general to investigate deaths of unarmed civilians in altercations with the police has failed in the state Senate. Capital reports that it was “voted down 20-16” in the GOP-led Senate Finance Committee. The bill was proposed by Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins after Eric Garner died at […]

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Ramsey Orta, the 23-year-old Staten Island man who recorded video of the takedown of Eric Garner that led to demonstrations for justice in New York and elsewhere, has been locked up at Rikers Island since February on drug charges unrelated to the Garner incident. He was also arrested for gun possession in August. A GoFundMe […]

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A New York Supreme Court judge has ruled against releasing evidence from the highly publicized case in which a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of unarmed black man Eric Garner. The decision was met with public outcry and nationwide protests, and several organizations including the NYCLU and […]

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When it was discovered that several members of the NYPD were editing entries around police brutality, including one about the death of Eric Garner, we assumed it would raise some alarms not just among the public, but within the NYPD as well. That doesn’t seem to be the case, however. According to DNAinfo, two cops […]

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